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date: 30 June 2022

Sexual Communication Between Queer Partnerslocked

Sexual Communication Between Queer Partnerslocked

  • Brandon T. ParrilloBrandon T. ParrilloCenter for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
  •  and Randal D. BrownRandal D. BrownCenter for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University

Summary

Effective communication is vital to any relationship, and sexual communication is no different. Given its importance, sexual communication and its relation to a variety of topics has been studied in recent years. Included among these are its relation to safer sex behaviors, sexual and relationship satisfaction, and fertility and family planning among heterosexual partners. Yet, for queer partners, the data reflect interest in sexual communication as it relates to safe sex behaviors such as condom use and HIV status. Further, the current base of published literature on sexual communication among queer partners focuses almost exclusively on men who have sex with men and leaves out other types of queer partnerships. To be truly inclusive, it is imperative that sexual communication research broaden its focus to include topics that do not medicalize queer couples, such as sexual pleasure, satisfaction, and relationship well-being.

Subjects

  • Gender (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)
  • Interpersonal Communication

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